Policy paper

Smarter Environmental Legislation: terms of reference

Terms of reference for Smarter Environmental Legislation: phase 2 of the Smarter Environmental Regulation Review.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This report sets out the terms of reference for the government’s work to develop a new long-term direction and framework for environmental legislation to make it easier to achieve environmental results.

This initiative stems from Defra’s Smarter Environmental Regulation Review (SERR) which is seeking ways of achieving environmental outcomes more effectively and efficiently. Phase 1 of the Review has culminated in reforms of guidance and data reporting.

Published 9 April 2014